A project by @C (Pedro Tudela, Miguel Carvalhais)
Residency period: 20- 27 June 2009
Performance: 23 June 2009, Gallery Jakopič, Ljubljana
Presentation: 22 June 2009, Gallery Jakopič
A sound sculpture, as developed by Miguel Carvalhais and Pedro Tudela in their @c project, is not a physical object that integrates sound — as so many examples in contemporary art. It is also not a sound-producing object. It is rather an object that is sound, that is incorporated through sound alone. Although the variety of resources that one can use to create sound is almost limitless, ultimately sound always happens in and through space. Music, therefore, either creates space and form or documents space and form. Using computers as instruments and tools for composition and performance, Carvalhais and Tudela capture, manipulate and create audial forms, broadcasting them back during their intense sound performances or in sound installations, both of which are sonic sculptures.
Working together since 2000, Carvalhais and Tudela’s @c project has performed live in numerous venues and festivals as LEM, Offf, EMAF, Ars Electronica, ICA, La Casa Encendida, Pixelache and Sonic Acts among others. They regularly collaborate with several musicians, as the Drumming percussion group, Carlos Zíngaro, Marc Behrens, Gert-Jan Prins, Gustavo Costa, Vitor Joaquim, Raymond MacDonald, Aki Onda, Paulo Raposo, Pure and Manuel Mota, among others. They have released in such labels as Crónica, Grain of Sound, Ristretto, Feld, Sirr, ZKM, Sonic Acts, Index… They also maintain a long-time collaboration with the Austrian visual artist Lia, both in audiovisual trio performances and in video works that have been presented in several festivals and events.
Miguel Carvalhais (Porto, 1974) is a communication designer and a musician. He teaches at the Design Department in the University of Porto.
Pedro Tudela (Viseu, 1962) is an artist, musician and stage designer. He teaches at the Painting Department in the University of Porto. In 2003 they were among the founding partners of the Crónica media label that they since run.